Director Supply Chain - United Rotorcraft - Englewood, CO

Air Methods - Englewood, CO 80112


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Job Summary

Manages overall supply chain operations, including S&OP, procurement, vendor management, inventory planning and inventory management, material handling, kitting, shipping and receiving in support of the company’s various customer segments, and in compliance with applicable regulatory and/or federal requirements. Develops and executes strategies to improve overall QCD (quality/cost/delivery) performance of the company’s supply chain, and collaborates actively with all other company functions to optimize enterprise-wide demand and supply planning.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities include the following

  • Responsible for building and managing a peak performance supply chain organization focused on executing the company’s strategic and financial plans.
  • Manage critical vendor and partner relations to ensure availability and cost effectiveness of quality parts and services in support of the company’s on-time and on-budget objectives.
  • Identify and execute opportunities for cost savings and process improvements within the organization’s supply chain.
  • Manage and rationalize the approved vendor list (AVL) in order to support the company’s QCD objectives.
  • Coordinate with Safety & Quality to measure and manage vendor quality, including addressing non-conformities and their associated RCA/CAR process.
  • Support sales/BD efforts by initiating and organizing quotes for commercial and DoD compliant proposals.
  • Develop and manage the company’s S&OP (sales & operating planning) process to optimize the company’s ability to deliver its products and services on time and on budget, and ensure customer satisfaction:
  • Work with the sales/BD/programs functions to develop timely and reliable demand plans;
  • Work with operations/engineering/supply chain to develop timely and reliable supply plans;
  • Work with finance and management to identify financial impact of plan variances and adjustments;
  • Set the right S&OP schedule and cadence to ensure optimal planning of resources and continuous iteration of the plan in accordance with demand evolution
  • Lead strategic sourcing agreement negotiations with key vendors and execute contracts that protect the company’s financial interests and compliance obligations.
  • Ensure legal compliance with civil and federal regulations (domestic and international), including but not limited to Federal Acquisition Regulation Contractor Purchasing System requirements and Defense Priorities and Allocation System (DPAS).
  • Manage all logistics-related activities (shipping/receiving/kitting/material handling) in a manner consistent with a lean mindset, with focus on QCD performance, and in support of the company’s operational goals.
  • Plan and manage inventory to ensure all projects or customer requirements are produced/delivered on time and on budget, whilst minimizing the impact of inventory on working capital and maximizing inventory turns.
  • Other Duties as assigned

Additional Job Requirements

  • Regular scheduled attendance
  • Indicate the percentage of time spent traveling 15-20%

Subject to applicable laws and Air Method’s policies, regular attendance is an essential function of the position. All employees must follow Air Methods’ employment practices and policies.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises employees in the Supply Chain Department. Carries out Supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, selecting, hiring, and training employees, planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems. For Exempt Managers: Managers that carry out these responsibilities for two or more employees will have significant input in hiring and termination decisions.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. In accordance with applicable laws, Air Methods will provide reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue burden so disabled employees may perform the essential functions of the position.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) from four-year college or university;
  • 8-10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Master’s Degree in Business or Supply Chain preferred
  • A proven track record in implementing and/or working in a functioning S&OP environment
  • Experience in developing and managing a vendor base and its performance in aviation (or similar engineered products or systems)


  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a high degree of collaboration at all levels
  • Established development and mentoring skills for peers and subordinates
  • Proven leadership and execution skills
  • Cross-functional team player; ability to maintain cooperative and harmonious relationships with diverse customers externally and intra-company departments internally

Computer Skills

  • Advanced Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Working knowledge Visual ERP system preferred

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • None

Air Methods is an EEO/AA employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.